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Starting September You Can’t Legally Fly Your Drone Without Broadcasting Your Location [UPDATED]

Starting September You Can’t Legally Fly Your Drone Without Broadcasting Your Location [UPDATED]

News
Fernando Lurie / Adobe Stock ARTICLE UPDATED - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATE ASHEBORO N.C. - If you own a drone, you need to know about the upcoming changes to FAA regulations and how these changes will make it illegal to fly a drone, even in your own backyard, without broadcasting your location and other data. In the first half of 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its final rule for “Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft”, now known simply as “Remote ID.” These new rules are the biggest change to drone regulations to date and came about in response to requests from Congress reacting to the growing number of recreational and commercial drones. As of this month, the FAA says 869,472 drones have been registered and sixty percent of those drone...
NCDOT Launches National First with Tethered Drones on IMAP Trucks

NCDOT Launches National First with Tethered Drones on IMAP Trucks

Government
NC DOT IMAP truck with a tethered drone in the air (NC DOT Video) ASHEBORO N.C. – In a first of its kind program in the nation, the the N.C. Department of Transportation is putting tethered drones on Incident Management Assistance Patrol (IMAP) vehicles in order to assist first responders and get a birds eye view of an area. The North Carolina Incident Management Assistance Patrol (IMAP) program and the Division of Aviation's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program recently helped develop and deploy the tethered drones system from select IMAP vehicles. The NC DOT says this is to "help responders assess incidents, provide situational awareness to the NCDOT Statewide Transportation Operations Center (STOC) and Traffic Management centers (TMCs) and assist with overall traffic managemen...